NFL on Yahoo Sports:

Big League Stew

Jackie Robinson gets Google Doodle on birthday

Big League Stew

View photo


Thursday marks the birthday of three Hall of Fame major leaguers: Nolan Ryan, Ernie Banks and Jackie Robinson. And yet, only Robinson gets the Google Doodle treatment. By heading to Google's homepage, you'll see what you see above — its corporate logo dressed up with a Dodgers font and Robinson swinging a bat. (A minor quibble: The number 42 should be red, as it is on the actual Brooklyn/Los Angeles uniform.)

It's no Zamboni game, but it's a pretty neat tribute.

Click on the doodle and you'll get search results for Robinson, the first black major leaguer in the modern era, who integrated the big leagues in 1947. Thursday would have been his 94th birthday. Robinson died in in 1972 at age 53, but his impact on the game — and U.S. history — is permanent and timeless.

Count down to spring training by following
@AnswerDave, @bigleaguestew, @KevinKaduk on Twitter,
along with the BLS Facebook page!

Win cash prizes, pick a fantasy roster for just one day, join in minutes!

Learn how to play

Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
NFL $750K Baller 9154/85227 $10 $750000 Sunday 1:00 PM Enter
NFL $5 Single Entry 50/50 [Top 1,000 Win] 1175/2000 $5 $9000 Sunday 1:00 PM Enter
NFL $100K Tournament [$10K to 1st] 658/4545 $25 $100000 Sunday 1:00 PM Enter
View Comments (2)